GE Dishwashers Recalled Due to Fire Risk
General Electric Dishwasher Recall
Consumers who owned a General Electric dishwasher which caught fire may be entitled to compensation in light of a recent recall. On August 9, 2012, more than 1 million General Electric dishwashers were voluntarily recalled after GE received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, seven of which sparked fires and smoke damage beyond the units. While no injuries were reported from the fires, three consumers reported extensive property damage. Because the fire hazard may stem from a defect within the device, the manufacturer could be liable for any resulting damages, including property damage.
Did your GE dishwasher catch fire? If so, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to seek compensation for property damage and other losses. To find out if you are eligible, fill out our free, no obligation case review form today.
GE Models Affected by Fire Hazard
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 1.3 million General Electric and Hotpoint dishwashers are subject to this recall. The recalled GE models include the following brand names:
- GE Adora
- GE Profile
- GE Eterna
Only models beginning with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62, GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL, PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6, GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 and serial numbers starting with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR are subject to the recall. Recalled Hotpoint dishwashers have model numbers which begin with HLD4. Consumers can find their model numbers upon opening the door of the dishwasher and looking at the plate on the left side of the tub.
Do You Own a Recalled Dishwasher?
If so, the CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled dishwashers and shut off the fuse or circuit breaker. The attorneys working with our site are also looking to hear from consumers who owned the recalled dishwashers to determine if legal recourse is available. Potentially, a class action lawsuit could be filed against the product's manufacturer to recover compensation for property damage and other losses. If you own a GE dishwasher which caught fire, contact us today at no cost to learn more about your potential legal rights.